Doctor Who

Dalek (2005)

About this episode

This episode was first broadcast on April 30, 2005. It was written by Robert Shearman and directed by Joe Ahearne. The showrunner was Russell T Davies.

Plot summary

The last Time Lord and the last Dalek enter. Only one of them leaves.


Season one is my favourite of the three new Doctor Who seasons that we've had so far, and Dalek is my favourite season one episode.

That doesn't mean that the episode is flawless. To get my biggest gripes out of the way:

But on to the good news:

The bottom line


A must-see.

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